‘Was ner­vous to work with fa­ther’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Variety -

I was very ner­vous to work with Dad, but he is very kind. He helped me feel com­fort­able. And af­ter a cou­ple of days we both had fun

Shahid Kapoor, ac­tor

Ac­tor Shahid Kapoor (above), who, for the first time, fea­tures along­side his fa­ther Pankaj Ka­pur (in­set) in Vikas Bahl’s re­cent ro­man­tic com­edy, says he was “very ner­vous” while shar­ing screen space with the vet­eran ac­tor.

“I was very ner­vous to work with Dad, but he is very kind. He helped me feel more com­fort­able. And af­ter a cou­ple of days we both had fun,” Shahid says.

“I hope I’ve lived up to Vikas’ ex­pec­ta­tions be­cause he is the per­son I am try­ing to live up to in any way. It was an hon­our to share screen space with dad,” the 34-year-old adds.

This is a kind of “fam­ily film” for Shahid as it also marks the de­but of his half-sis­ter Sanah Kapoor. Asked whether he saw any hid­den tal­ent in her while work­ing in the film, Shahid said: “Her tal­ent is not hid­den, it’s there for the world to see. She got this role by au­di­tion­ing for it on her own merit. I’m proud of her.” The ro­man­tic com­edy is Shahid’s first film af­ter his mar­riage to Delhi girl Mira Ra­jput in July. The film also stars ac­tor Alia Bhatt. The ac­tor said that he didn’t do en­ter­tain­ing love sto­ries af­ter Jab We Met (2007) be­cause it was “rare to find con­tent which is unique and fresh in this space”. But with this film, he felt “all the char­ac­ters were new and the world that Vikas wanted to cre­ate of des­ti­na­tion wed­ding was quite fairy­tal­ish”. “It’s some­thing which I’ve never ex­pe­ri­enced be­fore in films. It’s a movie that is ac­ces­si­ble to ev­ery­body,” he added. Shahid also said that af­ter do­ing a in­tense and dark film like Haider (2014), Shaan­daar was a per­fect change for him.

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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